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United Kingdom appoints Iran ambassador Nicholas Hopton

Mr. Hopton used to serve as Britain's chargé d'affaires to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He said: 'The upgrade in diplomatic relations gives us the opportunity to develop our discussions on a range of issues, including our consular cases about whi...

South Sudan on The Brink of Child Soldiers Nightmare

The Kiir and Machar camps blame the fighting in July, which have endangered the fragile peace agreement in August 2015 , meant to put an end to a civil war that began in December 2013 and has killed tens of thousands of dead and 2.5 million displa...

Stanford rapist Brock Turner released after three months

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said Turner was given a large packet of hate mail on his release . Authorities say Turner sexually assaulted the girl while she was passed out near a rubbish bin. They and others attending a demonstration ou...

Supreme Court won't reinstate NC voter ID law

As for the road ahead, there are a variety of other legal disputes still underway over voting rights - yesterday's Supreme Court order was not a ruling , per se, and does not affect cases in other states - and even the fight in North Carolina co...

If selected, I'll definitely go to Bangladesh: Moeen Ali

England's four-wicket win in Leeds on Thursday left them 4-0 up in a five-match series ahead of Sunday's finale in Cardiff . The 29-year-old said it was a tough decision and one his team-mates were also struggling with. "It is a completely indiv...

Mother Teresa's nephew: Remembering my aunt, the saint

The secret despair of Mother Teresa - combined with allegations from critics that the institutions she founded misused funds, had poor medical care, and practiced religious evangelism - makes her canonization more controversial than most. The move de...

Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Mr Temer is due to lead the country until the end of the current presidential term in 2018. Rousseff took office in 2011, and after being reelected by a narrow margin in 2014 she was dragged down by an economic recession and high-profile corruption...

Waller County Sues And Is Sued Over Courthouse Gun Ban

The national debate over transgender rights took yet another turn last week, after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand students' access to restrooms and locker rooms in s...

Burkini ban in Nice overturned by French court

They also said that the emotions and fears resulting from the terror attacks, particularly the one in Nice on July 14th were not enough to justify the law. The office of Nice's mayor denied that the woman had been forced to remove clothing, claimin...

USA warship opens fire at 'provocative' Iranian navy boat

Votel said that Iran's actions were nothing new before tearing into the Iranians and saying that he does not believe commercials vessels will be harassed by Iran. They are deliberate in the things that they are doing, but ultimately we are going to...

Olympics: Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Hickey must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport. A judge in Rio de Janeiro has recommended that Pat Hickey be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. James said the family were "gravely concerned" about the manner of Hickey's arr...

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

It has also lost some of its most senior commanders and founding members over the past year, including its "minister of war" Omar al-Shishani, feared Iraqi militant Shaker Wuhayeb, also known as Abu Wahib, as well as a top finance official known by s...

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida

Rather the man behind the drama is Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach, Florida. Police say Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store. A Publix in downtown West Palm Beach was invaded by an unwelcomed guest who claimed to ha...

Apple tax: Tim Cook open letter to Europe condemns £11bn European Union ruling

It was the latest in a series of aggressive moves by European officials to hold US businesses, particularly big tech companies, accountable under the EU's rules on taxation, competition and privacy. Previous year the country spent around 48.5 billion...

Going airborne: Change in law will help more farmers use drones

The FAA regulations say commercial drone operators will no longer need to get a pilot's license, which is an expensive and time-intensive endeavor. Drones may not operate over any persons not directly participating in the operation, not under a c...

Singapore: Number of locally transmitted Zika cases rises to 41

Inspectors from the National Environment Agency checking for mosquito-breeding sites visited homes in the eastern Aljunied Crescent district where 41 cases - mostly foreign workers at a condominium construction project - have been confirmed.

Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to rookie deal

The dispute was mainly over the payout of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus; the team's "best offer" proposed that Bosa get 85 percent of it in this calendar year, with the remaining 15 percent coming next year. Every team I speak to thinks the Charge...

Islamic State claims deadly Yemen attack

Saudi Arabia, along with its regional allies, has been supporting the pro-government troops, and claims Iran is backing the rebels-a charge that the country denies. The radical terror group has been using Yemen's 18-month-old civil war between Presid...

Philippine president says no genocide in his bloody drug war

Duterte also said. Duterte's methods may be bloodier than those typically employed by American prohibitionists, writes Jacob Sullum, but his logic is similar: casting peaceful transactions-the exchange of money for psychoactive substances-as acts o...

Boko Haram terrorists killed as Nigerian Air Force intensifies aerial bombings

FILE - In his file image taken from video released late Friday evening, October 31, 2014, by Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekau , centre, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist speaks in an unidentified place. The announcement came as the U.S. secre...

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Mueller Removed FBI Agent From Russia Investigation Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

The New York Times and Washington Post both reported Saturday FBI special agent Peter Strzok - who played key roles in the FBI's initial Russian Federation investigation, ...

Time for US Military Families to Leave S. Korea: Sen. Lindsey Graham

Trump is "staging an extremely unsafe nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula", a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a written statement that also calls Trump a "nuclear demon" and...

Member of Trump team directed Russian Federation contacts, says Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI , becoming the first Trump White House official to face c...

Inside tour: First lady decorates White House for Christmas

The first lady's theme is "Time-Honored Traditions", a nod to 200 years of holiday celebrations at the executive mansion. "We pray that our country will be a place where every ...

Russian Federation positioning itself to make U.S. irrelevant in North Korean nuclear crisis

Haley called on all nations to "cut off all ties with North Korea" and specifically highlighted China's influence over the rogue regime during an emergency meeting of the UN Secur...

Trump Calls Acquittal in Sanctuary City Murder `Disgraceful'

Garcia Zarate was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm in the death of Steinle, a 32-year-old Pleasanton native and San F...

Philly rocked by 4.4 magnitude quake in Delaware

A rare quake jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, prompting some to flee offices and homes, but causing no serious damage or injuries. The Univers...

White House says Tillerson to remain as secretary of state

The ouster of Mr. Tillerson would end a turbulent reign at the State Department for the former Exxon Mobil chief executive, who has been largely marginalized over the a year ago ...

Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up

It left their names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers exposed. Now, after some further digging, it seems that 2.7 million of those affected were Uber customers from the UK...

Pakistan justifies Hafiz Saeed's release, United States warns of repercussions

Saeed was put under house arrest after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 but he was freed by court in 2009. On Saturday, the White House said there would be repercuss...

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Watch Mount Agung ERUPT as tourist hotspot issues 'RED WARNING'

Watch Mount Agung ERUPT as tourist hotspot issues 'RED WARNING'

These airlines resumed Bali flights on Sunday morning, according to Reuters. According to the Volcanic Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) system, winds carried the ash in a...

Anguish As Hundreds Throng Slain Soldier's Funeral In South Kashmir

Anguish As Hundreds Throng Slain Soldier's Funeral In South Kashmir

He had come home on leave. "His bullet-riddled body was found in Wothmula village of Shopian", he said, adding that investigations are on into the killing. Rajesh Kalia said. Meh...

Texas DPS Trooper Shot, Killed Near Fairfield

Texas DPS Trooper Shot, Killed Near Fairfield

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags at Texas Department of Public Safety facilities statewide to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Trooper Damon Allen ...

NY asks residents to buy local Christmas trees

NY asks residents to buy local Christmas trees

Farmers there harvest more than 4 million trees per year, shipping them across the USA and as far as Japan. Fast forward to 2017, the supply isn't as plentiful as it's been in y...

Q2 Weather: Wind and warm temperatures highlight Thanksgiving weather

Q2 Weather: Wind and warm temperatures highlight Thanksgiving weather

Plan on dry and unusually warm weather for Thanksgiving . Southwesterly winds gusting to about 25 miles per hour will shift to the northwest late in the day as a cold front passe...